Paper Sizes

We are all familiar with the size of an A4 sheet of paper. The diagram below shows the other A sizes in relation to a single A4 sheet (shown as a single yellow block). The actual sizes are on the left in millimetres.

 

Product guidelines

Posters – set at A4 or A3. There is no need to set to final print size as this only creates a large file.
Banners – set in proportion to the final size
Photo Poster – ensure resolution is 300dpi

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Preparing your work

Please read the Guidelines below as this will help us to successfully print your design to the best quality. If you have any questions or need additional assistance at any time just e-mail print@kingprint.co.uk or call us on 01582 454924

 

Guidelines to preparing and submitting your files

These guidelines provide you with some basic design tips and advice in preparing your files for print. Please spend a little time to read them before you start designing, it will help us to make your graphic files print perfectly.

 

If you are using Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, Page Plus

Check your page set-up and ensure your paper size is set to A4. Many people have the page size on their computer set to Letter size (the standard American paper size) which as you will see from the diagram it is shorter and slightly wider than A4. For example, if we were to enlarge your design from “Letter” size to an A1 height you would loose 57mm off the side of your design or if it was enlarged to the width of an A1 you would have 74mm white space at the top or bottom of your final poster

 

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Avoid using images & logos downloaded from web sites as web images are low resolution and will not print clearly, especially if your design is to be enlarged. Some of the clip art and photos available in Word, Publisher, Powerpoint are of reasonable quality for print.

 

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Avoid stretching images excessively – we don’t all want to end up looking like aliens!!

 

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Don’t have any lettering or important images too close to the edge

Save your file as a high res pdf or jpeg.
First check your Conversion Settings in the Adobe PDF tab at the top of your screen they should be set to Press Quality – then convert to pdf

Background textures from Microsoft do not convert to pdfs correctly

If you send an original word, publisher or powerpoint file we will e-mail you a pdf proof for your approval prior to print.

Be aware – The colours as seen on your monitor can look different to the final printed result due to difference in calibration set-up of your monitor and print media.

If you cannot save your file as a PDF and you have used any non standard typefaces then it is possible errors may occur – we will e-mail you a pdf proof for your approval prior to print.

MOST IMPORTANT – Check all spelling, dates, numbers etc. We print what you send us and cannot be held responsible for errors discovered after printing.

If you are using Photoshop, In-Design, Illustrator, CorelDraw, Quark
Check your page size is correct and in proportion to the final print size.

Avoid using images & logos downloaded from web sites as web images are low resolution and will not print clearly, especially if your design is to be enlarged.

Avoid stretching images excessively – we don’t all want to end up looking like aliens!!

Don’t have any lettering or important images too close to the edge – allow at least 4mm from any text to the edge of your work

Save your file as a high res pdf or jpeg
Wherever possible, files should be supplied as flattened, CMYK artwork at a minimum resolution of 300dpi in either JPEG, TIFF or PDF format. PDF files should be Press Quality, without downsampling and should have all fonts embedded or converted to curves.

First check your Conversion Settings in Adobe PDF they should be set to Press Quality – then convert to pdf

Be aware – The colours as seen on your monitor can look different to the final printed result due to difference in calibration set-up of your monitor and print media.

MOST IMPORTANT – Check all spelling, dates, numbers etc. We print what you send us and cannot be held responsible for errors discovered after printing.

 

Sending your files

E-mail your file to print@kingprint.co.uk

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